Computer Science

ECMM420 - Networks, Data and Information (2017)

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MODULE TITLENetworks, Data and Information CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECMM420 MODULE CONVENERProf Geyong Min (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS 0 12 weeks 0
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated) 20
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content

The vast majority of IT systems within business are involved with the collection, processing and movement of data.   Data relating to transactions, customer behaviour and business activities must be stored and processed to deliver useful business information.  This module will provide you with the skills required to create and manage efficient networks and databases and to write intelligent queries to deliver useful business information from the collected data.

AIMS - intentions of the module

The aim of the module is to cover theoretical and technical issues underlying current and future information systems including network structures, databases and three-level architectures.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:
 


Module Specific Skills and Knowledge:
1 distinguish between and give examples of  the different types of information systems;
2 distinguish between the different types of networks and their applications;
3 produce a database design and demonstrate how it can be managed;
4 use SQL to query the database;
5. develop and implement a three-level architecture with the use of PHP.
Discipline Specific Skills and Knowledge:
6.express designs at different levels of abstraction and mapping between them;
7. design a three-level architecture.
Personal and Key Transferable / Employment Skills and Knowledge:
8.use on-line resources to develop advanced computer language skills;
9. communicate technical information using a written report.

 

 

 

SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module

- computer network, types, topographies and applications;
- data security within a network;
- types of database;
- information modelling: database design and management, and mapping to SQL;
- three-level architecture.

LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities 30.00 Guided Independent Study 120.00 Placement / Study Abroad 0.00
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
Category Hours of study time Description
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 20 Hours Lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 8 Hours Workshops (SQL)
Scheduled learning and teaching activities 2 hours Surgeries (one for each assignment)
Guided independent study 80 hours Individual assessed work
Guided independent study 40 hours Private study

 

ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
Form of Assessment Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Workshop problem sheet 1 hour each workshop All Oral
       
       
       
       

 

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams 0
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Form of Assessment % of Credit Size of Assessment (e.g. duration/length) ILOs Assessed Feedback Method
Database design and implementation assignment 60 50 hours 1,3,4,6,8,9 Individual marksheet
Linking the database assignment 40% 30 hours 2,4,5,7,8,9 Individual marksheet
         
         

 

DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
Original Form of Assessment Form of Re-assessment ILOs Re-assessed Time Scale for Re-reassessment
As above Coursework All Timescale to be determined by examiners board – September or December referrals possible.
       
       

 

RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES

Since this is assessed entirely by coursework, all referred assessments will be by the assignment of a new piece of coursework. Deferred assignments will be done by the original piece of coursework combining elements of the module.

RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Basic reading:

ELE: http://vle.exeter.ac.uk

Other Resources:

Module notes given by lecturer(s).

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Elmasri and Navathe Fundamentals of Database Systems 5th Addison-Wesley 2011 032141506X [Library]
Set Connolly, Thomas and Begg, Carolyn Database Systems: A Practical Approach to Design, Implementation and Management 6th Pearson 2015 1292061189 [Library]
Set Ramakrishnan and Gehrke Database Management Systems 5th McGraw-Hill 2007 007-1151109 (Int) [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) 7 AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Wednesday 11 January 2017 LAST REVISION DATE Monday 05 February 2018
KEY WORDS SEARCH Database; SQL; PHP; networks.